The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

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The Personas of Henry Jekyll Every person is born with bright and dark personas that people moderate due to the standards of society. In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jekyll and Hyde battle for the power to stay alive in the story. As Jekyll continues to try and take over his evil persona, Hyde tries to stay alive and cause evil in the world. In our society, many people will struggle with self control and Dr. Jekyll has trouble controlling his alter ego by performing his evil pleasures. In The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson explores the theme that the dual natures, good and evil, of an individual person’s humanity are constantly struggling for control through the development of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 's personas. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde fight for power and look to live another day. Dr. Jekyll is forced to battle his conscience due to his evil persona trying to stay alive. Edward Hyde grows stronger as Jekyll grows weaker, "and certainly the hate that now divided them was equal on each side"(Stevenson 148). As Jekyll grows weaker Hyde begins to grow stronger, but their hate for each other is equal. Their hate is what drives them to live another day and the hate Jekyll has for Hyde is that he is causing him to be someone he is not and Hyde is taking advantage of the fact that he is just in his mind. Hyde 's hate for Jekyll shows that he wants to take over his mind and live a life of evil. Hyde grows stronger because he is just in Jekyll…
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